Intel Talks Unmanned Aerial Systems at International CES

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 07, 2015 No Comments

Intel Corp. has announced a number of technology advancements and initiatives aimed at accelerating computing into the next dimension, including new applications for Intel RealSense cameras for unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made the announcements during a keynote address at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Krzanich highlighted Nixie, the 2014 Intel Make it Wearable challenge winner: a flexible quadcopter that rests on the operator’s wrist and unfolds on cue to take flight and snap photos. He welcomed Nixie founders Christoph Kohstall and Jelena Jovanovic to the stage to discuss the challenge, which Intel will be sponsoring again later this year.

He also highlighted a number of areas where the rise of connected computing intelligence is helping to reshape many facets of people's daily lives, says Intel. He showcased practical, real-world examples for robots and multicopter UAS and said that Intel RealSense cameras can provide intuitive, sight-based, collision-avoidance capabilities for solving complex problems.

For example, the company says, Ascending Technologies is exploring Intel RealSense cameras for developing intelligent and safer multicopter UAS, and iRobot is collaborating with Intel to explore this technology for its intelligent robotic platforms.

‘The rise of new personal computing experiences, intelligent and connected devices, and the wearable revolution are redefining the relationship between consumers and technology,’ said Krzanich. ‘Our goal with Intel technology is to help solve real problems and enable experiences that are truly desired by people and businesses.”

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